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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Challenge

I guess that being cooped up in the house sick, isn't all that bad when you have time to surf blogs :-). I went to visit Allison's blog this afternoon and she has a challenge photo posted from Stampin' Celebration. I clicked on it to check it out and the napkin ring in the photo totally 'intrigued' me. Hmmmm, intrigued by a napkin ring... do ya' think I'm getting bored hanging out at home for a week straight? I used the Lattice die to cut out the vine part of the napkin ring in the photo inspiration and cut out the center with scissors. It was a matter of punching out a bunch of leaves from a heart punch and then punching out some blossoms, inking their edges, and then gluing the whole thing together. I wish I had inked the leaves too, but I just didn't think of it before I glued :-(. Sigh. There were some really pretty, round amber glass beads, mixed into the vine and the leaves in the napkin ring, so I added some amber rhinestones too.
Okay, so card front done, what to do about the sentiment.... Looked at the photo again and in another part of the photo is a little soap box with script writing in brown. Ah Hah! Looked through all my sentiments to find a script one and the right size font to fit onto my die cut. Found one! It just happened to be a wedding sentiment and wouldn't you know it? A gal in my women's Bible Study JUST got married! Ha! A happy camper am I!

Now on to the inside of the card. This is one of my favorite marriage sentiments, so I stamped it in Early Espresso. It needed something else though, so I added the little stamp in the corner and it happens that it's a pretty good match for the front. What a great day! I watercolored it with some ink and a blender pen with colors that match the wreath on the front of the card.

Oh my gosh, I am suddenly starving! I think I'm starting to feel better. My ears have been popping all day and my husband thinks that it's because this stuff is starting to break up. Gotta love the doctor for giving me some awesome anti-biotics :-D. They are the size of horse pills and a high dose so I guess they are doing their job. Maybe this hacky cough will be gone tomorrow! I have barely eaten all week, I think I'm gonna head into the kitchen :-D. Have a great day!


PS- I have posts scheduled clear into next week and I was sick in bed when I was writing them up, so if you read that I feel really icky- please disregard. I do feel better right now, so it should be uphill from here :-).

Paper: Pear Pizzazz-119795, Very Vanilla-101650, More Mustard-100946, Old Olive-100702, Soft Suede-115318
Classic Stampin' Ink: More Mustard-103162, Early Espresso-119670
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes-115370, Gods' Blessings-114972, Sweet Summer-123214
Punches: Modern Label-119849, Heart to Heart-119881, Ticket Corner-119867, Trio Flowers- retired :-(
Dies: Lattice-115958, Lots of Tags-114508, Beautiful Wings-118138
Textured Impressions embossing folder: Vintage Wallpaper-120175
Other: 1/4" circle punch, amber rhinestones


Amanda Mertz said...

Soooooo beautiful. What a great job with your looks fabulous and I'm sure your friend will treasure it! TFS!

Atty said...

Great card Barb, love the sentiment. So glad to hear you are feeling better. I posted the answer to your ? on my blog.

Alycia Tedford said...

What a great use of the lattice die. You're colours are perfect. Hope you feel better soon!

Kim said...

What a cool card. I've been seeing a lot of cards with the lattice die - which I didn't think I even liked and now I think I need. I'm glad you are feeling better, I'm starting to feel kind of rotten. Can you catch something through an email?

Thanks for sharing,

Hands On said...

How creative. I originally wanted to make a wreath but couldn't make it work for me. You've done a nice job. Great job with the inspiration. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Celebration.

Tammy E. said...

I really like this card, and all of your work in general. So glad I found your blog. Beautiful stuff here. I will be back!

Candace Lawlor said...

This is fabulous! I love the way you used the lattice die. Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

Rochelle said...

What a beautiful card! I just love this die and this is something I haven't seen done with it! So happy you are feeling better! Thanks for playing at the Stampin' Celebration this week!

Allison said...

Barb this is gorgeous! I love the wreath/lattice idea as well as all the other details. I'm so glad that you decided to play along with the Stampin' Celebration challenge this week!!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Absolutley gorgeous!!! So many pretty details. Love the heart "leaves". Just perfect for the challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Stampin' Celebration challenge!!

Cori said...

What a fabulous card! I just love all of the detail you've put into it. The inside is pretty too! Glad you could join us at Stampin' Celebration! (and hope you're feeling better!)